Warriors beat Rockets 105-103 on Curry’s game-winning shot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry hit the game-winning shot from 20 feet above the buzzer for 22 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 105-103 on Friday night.

The packed stadium crowd erupted into a frenzy under a shower of confetti and Curry raised his arms as he danced in center court, exhaling after missing two 3-pointers in the final 1:48 of the game. It was the first basket of this kind in his career.

Curry, who had 12 assists, overcame a slow start to pull a tired team, physically and mentally, after losing to Indiana the day before.

Houston had the ball with 11.5 seconds left and tied the score at 103, but Garrison Mathews missed a 3-pointer and Otto Porter Jr. grabbed the rebound before a Warriors timeout.

Christian Wood scored 12 of his 19 points in the first quarter and grabbed 15 rebounds, and Kevin Porter Jr. had 17 points for Houston, which wrapped up a five-game road trip. The Rockets had won three of four, but suffered their fifth straight loss to the Warriors, their third straight on the road.


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